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    Stuck on Simplification of Expression

    4x^4*5x^3y/8x^6 = 5xy/2 Can someone show me the steps as to how the answer was derived? I got the answer from the back of my book on algebra.

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    Re: Stuck on Simplification of Expression

    \frac{4x^4\cdot5x^3}{8x^6}=\frac{4\cdot5\cdot x^{4+3}}{8x^6}=\frac{4\cdot5\cdot x^{6+1}}{8x^6}=\frac{4x^6\cdot5x}{4x^6\cdot2}= \frac{5x}{2}
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    Re: Stuck on Simplification of Expression

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkFL2 View Post
    \frac{4x^4\cdot5x^3}{8x^6}=\frac{4\cdot5\cdot x^{4+3}}{8x^6}=\frac{4\cdot5\cdot x^{6+1}}{8x^6}=\frac{4x^6\cdot5x}{4x^6\cdot2}= \frac{5x}{2}
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